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by Caitlin Manning and Chris Carlsson
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Part two (chapters 7 through 9) of a one-hour documentary shot in 1988-89 and released in 1991 covering social movements in Brazil. In this second half we are start in Belem and go from there to Altamira for a gathering of the indigenous people of the Xingu River, protesting a proposed dam there (now, in 2012, the dam has been approved, called Belo Monte, and there is opposition around Brazil). We also go to the hometown of Chico Mendes in the rubbertapping state of Acre, and see how extractive...
Topics: Brazil, Amazon, Indians, Dams, rubbertappers, seringueros, Chico Mendes, forest
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A one-hour documentary released in 1991, a political travelogue of sorts, covering social movements across Brazil, including the women's organizing in the periphery of Sao Paulo, early Workers' Party organizing before Lula had become president, the black consciousness movement in Salvador, the Indigenous movement opposing the Xingu River Dam (now going forward 23 years later as Belo Monte) and the right-wing rancher organization who organized local settlers to oppose the Indians, and a visit to...
Topics: Brazil, social movements, Workers Party, Xingu River, Chico Mendes, environmentalism, rubber...
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Part one of a one-hour documentary shot in 1988-89 and released in 1991 covering social movements in Brazil. In this first half we are in Sao Paulo visiting feminist activists in the periphery, PT militants, and others, the industrial hellhole of Cubatao, and Salvador for the Carnaval.
Topics: Brazil, 1980s, PT, Workers Party, feminism, black consciousness, Carnaval
Shaping San Francisco
by Chris Carlsson
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In February 2020, Pluto Press published Hidden San Francisco: The Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories by Chris Carlsson. This video, on the surprising role of the United Farmworkers Union in getting DDT banned, is the 6th of a baker's dozen of "stops" (there are 85 "stops" in four themed chapters, and an additional 44 "stops" in five walking tours in the appendix) turned into short videos. I hope it will whet your appetite for both buying...
Topics: pesticides, UFW, Mexican-American, Filipino-American, organizing, California agriculture, organic...